Saturday, May 21, 2011
Coffee and Provocation
Maryland has approved a type of birth control for deer at $1,000 a pop. No worries -- the state says it cannot imagine it ever being used, not only because of the cost, but because it makes the deer meat a potential health hazard. To be clear, hunting of all kinds is a money-maker for the state in the form of both license fees and taxation of goods and services, as well as a source of millions of pound of meat. Birth control for deer, on the other hand, is a massive tax loss and a waste of meat. Access to Gonacon, the deer birth control, will be sharply restricted by license. Think zoo populations, not open range.
A dachshund wearing chain mail: because you know this dog rocks the look and needs the protection.
Charles Dickens had a cat named Bob, and when it died he had a paw cut off and turned into a letter opener. Taxidermists could make money doing this with dogs, I think.
Ever wonder what it looks like inside a black bear's dirt den? Here are the pictures. Not said: black bears mostly live on acorns and other mast in the Eastern U.S., and the large trees that provide the nuts also tend to supply the dens. Yep: most black bears den in hollow trees, and often pretty high up where they remain dry and warm. Dirt dens often fail on both accounts -- just ask any groundhog or fox.
Stetson® Hats Suck. That is not a question -- it is a statement of fact. I used to think well of the company until they sent this letter out to this fellow. Of course, he had the last laugh with some small hilarity ensuing. Added bonus: the article is going everywhere.
Foreign Orchestras on tour in the U.S are little more than immigration frauds with reeds and brass mouthpieces. The New York Times explains.